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's fans. >>> in less than one hour, president obama and governor mitt romney will face off in colorado at the university of denver for the first of three debates before election day. it could be a pivotal night for what polls are suggesting is a very tight race for the white house. >> reporter: in many ways, the debate has taken over the university of denver campus. security is tight around the debate hall. thousands of students and faculty will take in history. >> i'm just hoping questions are answered and i can be more informed when i vote. that's what i'm looking for. >> i'm very interested in what obama and romney will say, especially about like obamacare, the health care and all that. >> reporter: the debate will take place inside maggens arena, moderated by jim leher. after mitt romney is trailing in the polls, many expect him to come out swinging. >> i think he needs to fight a little bit. obviously, he's not the kind who will play dirty, but i think step it up a little. >> i think you're going to see both sides with as much fire as they possibly have, you know. you're going to
turned local with five stops from the candidates. mitt romney was near columbus, cleveland and toledo. president obama is bolling green focussing on middle class voters. >> when my opponent said we should just let detroit go bankrupt. don't move. folks, that -- that -- that would have meant walking away from an industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs. >> the difference between me and president obama is i know what to do, and i will do what it takes to get this economy going. >> ohio voters say the economy matters to them. romney argues his business experience makes him the best choice, but latest polls suggest voters think mr. obama would do a better job. a cnn average of four recent ohio polls found 51% of voters support president obama. 44% favor mitt romney. one of romney's events wednesday was a manufacturing round table with business leaders and tv host micro. he's a man known for taking on tough jobs. in ohio he's overshadowed by the two other men that's even tougher. in washington i'm emily smith. >>> and for some more numbers, campaigned two on university poll says presi
himself. >> in election 2012 news, all eyes on denver as romney and the president get ready for their first debate on wednesday night. romney insiders say the debate is important for the republican nominee who has had a rough few weeks on the trail. two former candidates predict romney will do well. >> reporter: the clock is ticking down to wednesday's debate with president obama and romney getting ready to go head to head for the first time and supporters weighing in on who is best prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue mitt has had a lot more recent experience obviously. also, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries and gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater. . republican said they think is he a great debater. >> reporter: romney used rob port man to act as his opponent while preparing for the debates and kerry played the role of romney's stand in. >> the president has a day job. he has been president and has not had the time to practice. all w
is on the campus. >>> in the race for the white house mitt romney and president barack obama are headed to the same state. coming up, the new television ads from the obama campaign which include the secretly recorded video of mitt romney. >>> you tube refused to remove videos. they could jailed for up to a law. they ban insults during an election campaign. google plans to appeal. >>> rebels are attacking a military building in damascus. there are more than 300 people who died yesterday and it was the bloodiest day in this month long crisis. they estimate 700,000 refugees may flee syria by the end of this year. >>> back here in the u.s. football fans are happy. the nfl strike is over. the regular refs have reached an eight year deal which includes a retirement plan. the regular refs will be back tonight. the nfl caught a lot of heat after the refs blew that touchdown call at the end of monday night's game between the seahawks and green bay packers. regular revs will be -- regular refs are back starting tonight. >> no pressure, sal, how is the commute? >>> we still have more slow traffic building at
si, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney found himself a few kind words today from former president bill clinton. romney appeared at clinton global initiative conference in new york. praised romney for his efforts to persuade other republicans to support the program. romney joked a few words can go a long way democratic national convention. >>> in election 2012 news tonight where members register, that is the message going out across the nation today. voter national voter registration day in barbara lee took part in a registration drive. also spoke autoagainst some voter id laws. police said hiring a photoid could mean as many as five people in 34 states from voting. >>> u v berkeley organization online voter registration. this is the first from california can use the internet. organizers say that's easier for them to convince people to get on board. that deadline to register is coming up october 22nd. >>> financial thousands of protest the streets today. demonstrators calling for fresh frash police outside building in madrid. protesters are upset a
ditts. the republican said it was good because of voter fraud. >>> president obama and mitt romney are going through final preparations for the debate tomorrow. the president is preparing in nevada. you can watch the debate here tomorrow. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a special edition of the news. >>> while president obama and governor romney are debating -- are going through debate preps, the running mates are out stomping for votes. vice president joe biden is campaigning today in north carolina. he's criticizing mitt romney for opposing policies that biden says would cut taxes for millionaires and race -- and raise them for for middle-class families. >> how they can justify this? raising taxes for the middle class that's been buried. how can they justify raising those taxes. >> ♪ >> the republican campaign has repeatedly said claims about romney's tax plan are falls. >> we have offered very specific progrowth solutions to get our economy in gear. we can have a dynamic progrowth economy that fosters independence and opportunity verses a stagnant econ
that is already under way in some states as president oe obama and mitt romney try to hammer home their message. >>> police seize marijuana plants during a massive raid. almost every home in the neighborhood was involved in growing the marijuana. police descended on that neighborhood yesterday. the marijuana plants have an estimated street value of more than 2-1/2 million dollars. they say agents arrested 15 people on a variety of drug related charges. >>> authorities say they have three suspects in custody tonight in connection with the smash and grab robbery of a newark store. the suspects were among four armed robbers who stormed zenna jewelers. the robbers opened fire in the shop, used their weapons to smash display cases and fled with a duffel bag full of stolen goods. raymond jefferson of san francisco and two teenagers from oakland and hayward are now in custody. a fourth robber remains at large. >>> we want to bring you the latest now on that san francisco firefighter who we've been following as she fights breast cancer. we're told now that janet neves rivera underwent a double mastecto
under way in some states as president oe obama and mitt romney try to hammer home their message. >>> police seize marijuana plants during a massive raid. almost every home in the neighborhood was involved in growing the marijuana. police descended on that neighborhood yesterday. the marijuana plants have an estimated street value of more than 2-1/2 million dollars. they say agents arrested 15 people on a variety of drug related charges. >>> authorities say they have three suspects in custody tonight in connection with the smash and grab robbery of a newark store. the suspects were among four armed robbers who stormed zenna jewelers. the robbers opened fire in the shop, used their weapons to smash display cases and fled with a duffel bag full of stolen goods. raymond jefferson of san francisco and two teenagers from oakland and hayward are now in custody. a fourth robber remains at large. >>> we want to bring you the latest now on that san francisco firefighter who we've been following as she fights breast cancer. we're told now that janet neves rivera underwent a double mastecto
. >>> it's the first of three opportunities voters have to see president obama and romney face to face before the november election. ken pritchett tells us both campaigns are trying to manage expectations even before the candidates take the stage. >> reporter: if you listen to the romney campaign they're candidate has a tough road at the university of denver. >> president obama, he's a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years he's an experienced debater. >> reporter: but romney has extensive debater. >> no, governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> it is a flurry of unusual compliments, but who's winning the battle to lower expectations? >> i think actually president obama is in part because it's partly true. he's not been a good debater so he has a better argument. >> reporter: but u.s. political science professor cook says the romney campaign has been playing the expectations game both ways. >> coming out the conventions until now. certainly for the romney campaign hasn't been positive and they made the argument, wait until the debates
of three opportunities voters have to see president obama and romney face to face before the november election. ken pritchett tells us both campaigns are trying to manage expectations even before the candidates take the stage. >> reporter: if you listen to the romney campaign they're candidate has a tough road at the university of denver. >> president obama, he's a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years he's an experienced debater. >> reporter: but romney has extensive debater. >> no, governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> it is a flurry of unusual compliments, but who's winning the battle to lower expectations? >> i think actually president obama is in part because it's partly true. he's not been a good debater so he has a better argument. >> reporter: but u.s. political science professor cook says the romney campaign has been playing the expectations game both ways. >> coming out the conventions until now. certainly for the romney campaign hasn't been positive and they made the argument, wait until the debates come around. >> repo
and several report mitt romney. mitt romney appeared to have an edge among likely voters and president barack obama a to have -- appears to have an advantage on taxes and foreign policy. >>> and on this eve against president barack obama, we will take you live to our washington d.c. bureau and we will tell you how the new ads are stirring up controversy over tax increases. >>> they will be playing in the postseason... >> the a's preceded the texas rangers and they clinched one of two american league wildcard spots. they now have playoff shirts and hats and now a pie in the face. as you can see the celebration continued into the clubhouse and the champagne and beer was flowing and there has was also some dancing going on. if they win tomorrow, they still get that wildcard spot. i didn't expect to be door here so we are really excited. >> tdoes it feel like you thought it would? >> well, way better but this is what you work your whole life for. >> now, you can send your photos to us at www.ktvu.com and you can share them on twitter, it is always fun to with the pie in the face? >> you have to d
candidate mitt romney held campaign appearances today in ohio. >> the president spoke to cheering students at bowling green university. president obama said mitt romney and republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan are big believers in top down economics. >> they think that if we spend another $5 trillion on tax cuts that favor the wealthiest that -- don't boo. vote. vote. >> today staffers confirmed reports that starting sunday the president will spend three days in nevada. >> mitt romney at a rally, he said the u.s. has far too many government training programs. >> $18 billion on these programs but too often they don't match the needs of the people. i want to take those dollars and send them back to the states so they can fashion the programs to meet the needs of their own workers. >> mitt romney told workers that president obama's policies have failed to produce new jobs and it is time to get a new coach. here toured that plant also. new numbers show mitt romney faces a uphill battle in several states. the poll found president obama has a wide lead over mitt romney in ohio, flori
romney will clash in denver in the first presidential debate. elizabeth explains now why both men are approaching it with cautious optimism. >> president baa rack obama and governor mitt romney their first of three show downs. this week the debate will focus on domestic policy with a heavy emphasis on the economy. romney says it's not about who comes out on top. >> in my view it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to de scribe the bathway forward for america that we would choose. >> while the president is confident he's not underestimating the competition. >> gofrper romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney may have an advantage. during the primaries, he participated in several debates. this time around he's been gearing up for one-on-one face offs. >> just getting used and tarlying the questions back and forth how the single moderator is going to be controlling the debate between two candidates. >> obama has not debated since the
's debate. >> reporter: mitt romney said he had nothing to do with releasing this video and it shows president barack obama is engaged in decisive class warfare. it is a speech at a historically black college and in he praises reverend rite who da -- reverend wright after he has since denounced him. >> where is your dollar, what is happening down in new orleans, makes no sense, tells me the bullet has not been taken out. >> releasing the video is a transparent to change the subject to mitt romney's more recent talks and he took a break while mitt romney went somewhere else. the two scare off from denver. reporting live allison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> people around the bay area are invited to watch debating parties tonight and it will be in san mateo count and antioch starting 5:30 tea party express are holding events at a group called technology for obama will hold a debate party. >>> they will challenging california's new law to ban therapy that tries to turn gay or lesbians straight. they are asking them to rule the law unconstitutional. governor brown signed the law
. time is 5:12. mitt romney is accusing president obama of not coming clean with the details of the deadly attack in libya. >> i think they want to do their very best to keep the people of america from understanding exactly what happened. >> romney's running mate paul ryan also questioned whether white house officials are on the same page. the administration has called the libya violence a terrorist attack but yesterday president obama used different terms to describe what happened. >> we are still doing an investigation. there is no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault that it wasn't just a mob action. >> a white house security advisor denies allegations of a coverup and says they are investigating exactly what happened to insure the safety of diplomats. >>> time now 5:12. many world leaders say they will wac out of the u.n. general assembly today as iran's president takes the stage. alison burns. >> reporter: macmoodahmadinejad seems to be -- he is calling for a new order to replace what he calls the era of bullying by the u.s.. iran has become
the countdown, the big debate why president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to lower expectations. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that bui
:36. mitt romney making his pitch to voters in the battleground state of ohio trying to boost his poll numbers. >> he said he can't change washington from the inside. only from the outside. well we're going to give him that chance to be on the outside on november 6th. >> mitt romney was referring to comments made by president obama at a forum last week. after this mornings rally, mitt romney heads to a round table discussion with business lead everiers -- leaders near cleveland. >>> president obama also campaigning in ohio. he will be courting young voters. new poll shows president obama is getting the upper hand on mitt romney in ohio and florida. in ohio president obama leads romney 53% to 43%. latest new york times poll. in florida 53% of like lie voters say they favor president obama. 44% favor mitt romney. >>> some sad breaking news now. music legend andy williams has died. the singer earned numerous gold and platinum levels. williams suffered from bladder cancer. he died in branson, missouri where he owned the moon river theater. he was 84. >> he was a fascinating man to listen t
figures are released on friday. >>> now to the race for the white house, president obama and mitt romney are said to face off tomorrow night in the first of three presidential debates. crews put the finishing touches at the stage today of the university of denver. at the eve of a debate, a wall street journal poll shows the president keeping his gain but romney is close by. the moderator is jim lehrer host of news hour. president obama and governor romney will have two minutes for their answers. >>> and at 10:30 tonight, how the two candidates are getting ready. one visited the site of an engineering marvel he had never seen before. >>> five men were gunned down in four separate and apparently unrelated incidents. the first happened near international boulevard. police say the man was killed at his home. the victim was on his porch at the time and was shot several times. investigators tell us that the angle of the bullets indicate it may have been a drive by shooting. this rash of shootings started last night when an 18-year-old was killed. then at 10:20 another man was killed. then t
are released on friday. >>> now to the race for the white house, president obama and mitt romney are said to face off tomorrow night in the first of three presidential debates. crews put the finishing touches at the stage today of the university of denver. at the eve of a debate, a wall street journal poll shows the president keeping his gain but romney is close by. the moderator is jim lehrer host of news hour. president obama and governor romney will have two minutes for their answers. >>> and at 10:30 tonight, how the two candidates are getting ready. one visited the site of an engineering marvel he had never seen before. >>> five men were gunned down in four separate and apparently unrelated incidents. the first happened near international boulevard. police say the man was killed at his home. the victim was on his porch at the time and was shot several times. investigators tell us that the angle of the bullets indicate it may have been a drive by shooting. this rash of shootings started last night when an 18-year-old was killed. then at 10:20 another man was killed. then this morni
romney is practicing in denver. many voters will be paying close attention to it. >> week look for something that people are not completely chosen for the campaign season. we will air the debate live and it begins at 6:00 p.m., president barack obama and republican mitt romney will answer questions about domestic policy and the news will air after the debate. >>> open world conference is now underway and the thousands of attendees may cause traffic delays all week. expect the area to be blocked and right now he is talking about what is next for the company. the ceo delivered the key note address and viewed new cloud computing projects and he is set to speak again tomorrow. the new event heads on thursday. >>> they left neighbors in three different cities, raving mad. ktvu channel 2 morning news has been covering the store since the complaints have been pouring in. beyond wonderland, it went to thousands of people and it also drew a lot of noise complaints and nearly 1,000 from all immediate i was hearing the walls thumbing. >> the music did not stop until 2:00 a.m. and organize
:15. republican presidential candidate, mitt romney claims president obama has not come clean with details about that deadly u.s. embassy attack in libya. >> i think they want to do their very best from keeping the people in america from understanding exactly what happened. >> now, paul ryan also questioned whether the white house officials are on the same page. the administration has called the libya violence a terrorist attack but yesterday president obama used different terms to describe what happened. >> we're still doing an investigation. there's no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used that -- the ongoing assault, that it wasn't just a mob action. >> now, a white house security adviser is denouncing a coverup and are investigating exactly what happened to make sure diplomats are safe. >>> israel is not happy that iran's president is speaking to the u.n. general assembly on one of israel's most holiest days, yom kippur. some say they will walk out during mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech. alison burns is live from washington, d.c. with how the president is responding to new threats from
president obama. 47% say they support mitt romney, the republican presidential nominee. in terms of unemployment and budget issues, romfry i -- romney appeared to have the edge. president obama had an edge on tax, healthcare and foreign policy. president obama and romney face off tomorrow night in denver. the stakes are especially high for romney when it comes to women voters. we'll have more on that at 7:15 when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> the oakland as beat the texas rangers, 4-3. the as are heading back to the playoffs for first time in six years. [ cheers ] >> struck out all three batters at the top of the 9th. the celebration started. that means at the very least, the as clinched one of the two american league championships. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. the champagne, the beer was knowing. the players started dancing, too. coco crisp played a big role in the game, doubling in the go- ahead run and epscoreed the eventual run. you know, you wouldn't think that all of these rookies would be doing something like this but they have better mentalit
is just days away. why both sides of the political aisle say republican candidate mitt romney is ready to face president oe be ma. >>> oracle's open world 2012 has kicked off. what larry ellison debuted at today's event. >>> as residents fume on the latest fire in richmond, we learned lawmakers are getting ready to make a pitch to the refinery. the project at stake. >>> many people living in richmond have been highly critical of chevron following that recent mass ive fire at the refinery. ktvu has learned that the city will reach out to chevron hoping that the oil company will help revitalize the area. the city council is expected to make that request later this week in a story you will only see on 2. >> reporter: look in downtown richmond and you will see the signs, richmond welcomes lbnl. a major gift that the city wants to build upon with chevron. >> we're urging chevron to help create a research campus in richmond most particularly at marina bay because that's where berkeley labs are coming in. >> reporter: tom butts says the idea is with lawrence berkeley labs and chevron marina b
is set for wednesday and president obama and mitt romney have been hard at work practicing. mitt romney sent 8 days getting ready for the debate. mitt romney is spending the next two days in colorado. the president is in nevada. he stopped by a campaign office before heading to his practice sessions with john kerry. there are three debates scheduled. >>> ktvu will air the debate wednesda it begins at 6:00 p.m. president obama and mitt romney will answer questions about domestic policy. ktvu channel 2 news will air after that debate. >>> yahoo's ceo has a big job tonight, she is a new mo marissa mayer delivered a ba boy last night. her tweeabouthe re't al the name marimaplto ta fe a's can clev theifi clinth , a closcall at a of th restaurant, what authorities say about the two people the car it t hbuil. vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight send
. president obama and mitt romney will go head to head in denver in just two days. the nominees prepare, analysts are weighing in on the debate court. >> on wednesday night, arena at the university of denver offering what de scribe as political theater, the first one on one presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. >> a good performance in a presidential debate can jet up a party enthusiasm. >> can it also persuade undecided voters and with 36 days until the election, that could make all the difference. >> that would be great. if they would lay out a specific plan, and that's what we'd love to see in the debate. >> while the stakes are high, both candidates are trying to down play expectations. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> president obama is holding debate sessions following nevada. mitt romney is practicing for the next two days while in denver. >> so what we hope people get out of this de intat that --. >> both polls indicate president obama is pulling ahead in several battleground states but a poor debate performance or gaffe could be a huge stumble. man
is surfacing before the first debate. >> reporter: dave, the romney campaign insists it had nothing to do with releasing this video but conservative talk show hosts are making a very big deal about it, showing it -- saying it shows president obama engaged in a divisive class warfare. it's from a 2007 speech at an historicry black speech and in it, he praises jeremiah wright who he has denounce -- denounced and the victims did not get the help they needed in hurricane katrina. >> where is new orleans now? >> reporter: the obama campaign says release the video is a transparent attempt to detract from mitt romney attacking those americans who don't pay taxes. president obama took a break and visited hoover dam yesterday. back to you. >> thank you. there will be events in the bay area at democratic headquarters in antioch and the sonoma county republican party and the tea party express will be holding events as well. in san francisco a group called technology for obama will hold a debate watch party at the temple nightclub. and you can, of course, watch the debate live right here on ktvu chan
has no comment about this. >>> president obama seems to be widening his lead over mitt romney nationwide. but alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the one group that seems to be rallying behind the republican nominee. >> reporter: tori, mitt romney will campaign in northern virginia. here he is meeting with veterans. the poll shows romney with a double-digit lead over president obama. he and paul ryan have stepped up their call against looming defense cuts. >> we believe in peace through strength. we believe that when america's military is strong, america is safer. >> reporter: now, the obama campaign reports to other polls that show the president has consistently had strong support and since many vets are part of the 47% of americans that romney is criticized for not paying income taxes. >> i don't believe we can get any far with leaders who write off half of the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsible for their life -- responsibility for their lives. >> back to you. >>> another presidential candidate will be campaigning tonight. roseanne b
, mott is gonna be standing on the -- mitt romney is gonna be standing on the same side of the stage as president obama. the entire race of this presidency is gonna be changing. >> he's a good debater, mitt romney. >> let's go to jamie dupree via skype what. is being said -- skype. what is being said? >> reporter: well, usually, my guy is gonna be -- he's the champ and has been. mitt romney has had a lot more speniance in the last year or so -- experience in the last year or so. think about all of those debates for the gop nomination. romney always seemed to come ready to those debates with one or two-liner zingers. obvious you will, when there's only -- obviously when there's only two people here it will be only mitt romney and president obama. i would say one thing when it comes to expectations, we always talk up these debates and then they seem to be a borging -- boring muddle. i don't remember any good lines from considerry or mccain -- kerry or -- from kerry and mccain. >> this is divided up into six different sections, correct? >> yes. >> this first debate is all on domestic i
nominee mitt romney are campaigning today but their running mates are taking to the stage. vice president joe biden will rally in florida around 9:00 this morning. meanwhile, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in new hampshire. this is not a live picture, but him at the event from this morning. despite the small size, new hampshire has become a key battle ground state. ryan was there just last week. the latest polls show the president ahead of mitt romney in nine battle ground states. mr. obama's biggest leads are in ohio, new hampshire, and iowa. of course, this could change in the weeks to come. the tightest races at this point are nevada and north carolina. the national average of those polled has president obama with a 49.5%, the potential vote 44% for romney. >>>in this weekend's presidential address president obama is calling on congress to help homeowners. >> last week mortgage rates were at historic lows. but instead of helping more and more hard working families take advantage of those rates. congress was away on break. instead of worrying about you they had alre
to other refineries about the pipe failure that caused that fire. >>> in other election news, mitt romney and president barack obama headed to the battleground state. they will speak at a campaign rally and they are expected to speak before the october 15th deadline. they will meet with veterans in springfield. recent polls shows it leads mitt romney in virginia. >>> u.s. soldiers all around the world are taking a break. coming up, special training they will have to participate instead as the military tries to curb a disturbing trend. >> soming up, the regular referees are coming back. the agreement includes a retirement plan and regular officials will begin with tonight's game between cleveland and baltimore after replacement referees blue a call between seattle seahawks and green bay packers. now while one is resolved, the other continues. the nhl lock out could last for months. they have set up a negotiating meeting and it relies on hockey for their business. and they reported up to a 50% jump in business on game nights. >>> now 4:35, let's check in with sal with for a look at traffic.
obama and mitt romney are campaigning today in the break -- battleground state of virginia. >> thank you! thank you! >> the president attended a midday rally in virginia beach. it's a generally republican area that's home to many families, retirees and civilian workers. virginia went from mr. obama in 2008 and he leads in the polls there now. today, the president -- today, the president talked about opportunities for everybody. >> we don't believe anybody is entitled. we don't believe the government should not help folks who are not helping themselves but we believe in -- in country and we believe in a country where hard work pays off. >>> romney talked about national security in springfield, virginia. he said the world is a dangerous place and president obama is not doing enough to protect the american people. >> i'm concerned about the direction america is headed. the white house proposed a sequestration, kind of a gun to your head opportunity which is if congress couldn't get the job done and president couldn't lead them, they would make devastating cuts to the military. >> the two fa
addressed claims advanced by mitt romney. and each candidate's weakness just six weeks to election day. >>> well it's no longer just a sports story. the lock out of nfl referees has now captured the attention of presidents both current and former. plus labor groups are also weighing in. they said that the dispute highlight it is need for qualified workers. matt keller live in campbell and he tells us folks there are still talking about that confusing conclusion to yesterday's monday night football game. matt-- >> reporter: frank the garrett restaurant here is filled with sports fan and most if not all agree that something needs to be done about the nfl's replacement officials. >> reporter: this is the call during the packers-seahawks game that people are saying are the worse in nfl history. the different officials made different calls. the packers lost 14-12. >> terrible way to end the game. >> the whole confusion was just, unbelievable. >> reporter: sports fever in campbell turned into sports anger for one young packers fan. >> if they don't make it to the play offs because of one gam
mitt romney has now widened considerably. in ohio, the president has moved out to a 10 point lead. ohio is traditional been key to any republican presidential victory. in florida, which is another crucial state for the gop, the president is now up by 9 points. in pennsylvania, the president is ahead by 12 points. the polls were conducted in the past week for the "new york times" and cbs news. what's caused this surge in the polls and why does the president seem to be pulling away? ktvu's ken wayne is live in san francisco with some answers to that, and also why this first debate next week is so critical. >> reporter: frank issue number 1 is the economy. many americans believe it's heading in the right direction. mitt romney has been relentlessly pounding president obama about the economy. he did it again today in ohio. >> i don't believe we can afford four more years like the past four years. >> maybe they haven't been happy the last four years. maybe they were disappointed with obama, but generally, they think we're on the right path. >> reporter: we found people at union square willin
. president obama's once narrow lead over mitt romney has now widened considerably. in ohio, the president has moved out to a 10 point lead. ohio is traditional been key to any republican presidential victory. in florida, which is another crucial state for the gop, the president is now up by 9 points. in pennsylvania, the president is ahead by 12 points. the polls were conducted in the past week for the "new york times" and cbs news. what's caused this surge in the polls and why does the president seem to be pulling away? ktvu's ken wayne is live in san francisco with some answers to that, and also why this first debate next week is so critical. >> reporter: frank issue number 1 is the economy. many americans believe it's heading in the right direction. mitt romney has been relentlessly pounding president obama about the economy. he did it again today in ohio. >> i don't believe we can afford four more years like the past four years. >> maybe they haven't been happy the last four years. maybe they were disappointed with obama, but generally, they think we're on the right path. >> reporter: we
showing president barack obama improving over mitt romney nationwide. however polls show mitt romney has a substantial lead over president barack obama among one particular group of voters. we will take you live for the washington d.c. bureau. >>> the push for high speed rail service will clear a very important hurdle. local lawmakers will enforce a $40 million grant cal train. it is -- grant for cal train. environmentists say they are switching to electric power and it will reduce emissions by 14 percent. >> let's check in on the morning commute, how is it looking sal? >>> it looks good if you are driving out to the freeway 880 westbound, although it is getting more crowded by the minute. usually it happens in vallejo, that kind of thing. the bay bridge toll plaza, this traffic is moving a long nicely as you drive up to the bay bridge toll plaza, no major delays and no construction delays either. >> that traffic looks good getting to highway 17 and that is in nice shape to los gatos, thank you steve. >>> we have some thick fog and there is a lot of fog on the coast, still a westerly bre
. mitt romney appeared to have an edge among likely voters. president barack obama appears to have an advantage when it comes to taxes, healthcare and foreign policy. now another pole shows the steaks are high when it comes to women voters. we will take you live to washington d.c. and we will hear how president barack obama and mitt romney are getting ready for tomorrow night's big bee bait. >>> allie rasmus joins us from outside the oakland coliseum with the celebration that followed the clencher, good morning allie. >> reporter: the team is headed to the playoffs, last night they secured one of the two wildcard spots in the american league west. with that the oakland a's beat the texas rangers and they had their hats on and there was plenty of champagne to celebrate and the party moved into the clubhouse. last night's game was not a sellout but the as gave some of the crowds some sad advice. >> this is our place, we are loving it. it feels great, this is something we did together all year and we have come together and we have a lot of great memories this year and we are not done.
and a gun lying beside him. >>> barack obama and mitt romney are making final preparations right now for their first presidential debate scheduled to begin in less than six hours. it will be held at 6:00 our time, at the university of denver. workers are putting the finishing touches on the stage this morning as both men checked out the setting. both sides agree expectations could play a big role in who people consider to be the winner. >> governor romney is probably a little bit the under dog but i think he will be ready and he's going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> i think that expectations are probably working a little bit against us and more for mitt romney right now but at the end of the day i think that the winner is going to be declared by the american people based on what these two candidates say. >> this is the first of three debates between the presidential nominees. the vice president shall nominees also have a debate that happens next tuesday. you can watch tonights presidential debate on ktvu channel 2. our coverage starts at 6:
romney were campaigning in the same state. yesterday it was ohio. today both spent time in virginia where the economy remains a dominant issue. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated, and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years. all right. >> romney also making while reaching out to veterans and service members. >> my opponent thinks it's fair for somebody who makes $20 million a year like him pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000. >> president obama was in virginia beach. he also talked to veterans and service members who spent 40 days now left for the election both candidates are spending the bulk of their time campaigning in swing states. >>> the california transportation commission today allocated $40 million caltrain to modernize track and eventually integrate into california's high speed rail project. the money will go toward a new high-tech signal system that prevents collisions and enforces speed restrictions. it also optimizes a number per hour. the long range is to hav
on a guilty driver. the bill was authored by joe submity. >>> mitt romney is predicting a come from behind victory in pennsylvania. >> i've got a secret and that obama campaign thinks that pennsylvania is in their pocket, they don't have to worry about it and you're right and they are wrong. >> reporter: recent polls in pennsylvania show romney trailing by more than 10 points in some polls. the nominee blasted president obama. tonight the president was in washington speaking about the economy. >> the question right now is whose plan is going to keep us moving forward. you guys are a little biased. >> all of this comes as the university of denver is getting ready for the first presidential debate. the two will face off wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 our time. the election is still more than a month away but coming up in 13 minutes why it's almost too late to reach some voters. >>> cellcell phones using google or android are in danger of being wiped clean. it can happen when opening a website -- the problem requires a software update in order to fix it. >>> apple ceo is apologizing
electoral votes. mitt romney, according to the study would win 206 electoral votes. now we wanted out, five weeks of campaigning remain along with three debates before election day. the court could make history and controversial cases could affect the affirmative action and gay marriages. >>> both were sold in northern california. the $28 million jackpot will be split by the red and white store in clear lake oaks. the winning numbers are 3, 4, 27, 30 and the store owners received $70,000 each for selling the tickets. >> an extra 28 million? that would be a nice way to start off the day. sal, i know you would like that too but you already have that much. >> well, i try not to tell everybody, but then i would have to keep coming to work. >> we will play along with it. >> i won but i am still here. >>> good morning, budly, let's go out and take a look at the commute now. traffic is moving well and if you didn't win the lottery and you have to go to work there could be worse things. no major problems on this monday, right now westbound bridge is moving along well. steve and i were having an int
obama will campaign at college campuses hoping to court young voters. romney continues his bus tour. he will be working hard to reverse the polls that show president obama is leading in ohio. >>> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is tying president obama to the replacement ref knees. >> i think these refs work part time for the obama administration and budget office. they see the national debt clock staring them in the face. they see a debt crisis and ignore and pretend it didn't happen. >> the wisconsin congressman was upset the seattle sea hawks beat his packers to a questionable call. >>> com cast is shutting down all three of the call centers in northern california and eliminating more than 1,000 jobs. 700 of those jobs are in morgan hill and livermore. com cast says it cost too much to run the centers in california so it is moving the jobs to denver, seattle, and portland. workers are upset they say the timing is very bad. >> i just think it's really unexpected and really terrible they did this right before the holidays. because you know we have families and did all
in person. >>> raising cash on the campaign trail. romney makes stops in boston where fundraisers are expected to combine $8 million. president obama will keep his campaign close to washington where he has three fundraising events scheduled over the weekend. both candidates will be preparing for the presidential debate in denver. >>> 4:44, comedian roseanne barr is also running for president. she wants to legalize marijuana. >> government is not supposed to be run like a business. >> barr attended a forum on medical marijuana last nite. the former tv star is the peace and freedom party's presidential nominee, a role she takes seriously. >> i'm not doing it for publicity but my political views have ended my career, so it's not for publicity, that's for sure. >> now, barr told us here at ktvu that she smokes marijuana. she believes president obama broke a commitment to respect state laws allowing dispensaries. >>> state and federal agents made a major marijuana bust. they hauled off about 150 marijuana plants from farmlands southeast of sacramento. old horse stables were converted i
debate, starts at 6:00 p.m. president obama and mitt romney will debate. ktvu channel 2 news will follow immediately after. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. >>> for the second straight day the coast guard searched for two fisherman by pigeon point south of half moon bay. they went missing yesterday morning when their boat capsized. two others on the boat made it back to shore safely. it is believed the two others were not wearing life vests. the fire that gutted his law office is the latest in a string of attacks aga
forum where romney criticized his economic policy. >> sadly we have lost over half a million manufacturing jobs in the last four years. i intend to reverse that trend by ensuring we have trade that works for, america. >> reporter: he later joined paul ryan at a rally in ohio. the two spoke to supporters at an arenose base. romney said the president wants to race taxes and america can't afford four more years. >> students at berkeley held a rally to urge classmates to register to vote. several student groups held an online drive. organizers say that the secretary of state's new online registration system has made it easier to convince students to sign up and vote. they say it's more effective than paper because if a person makes a mistake the site will not let them advance to the next page. >> especially youth because we are focused on technology. it's a great way to make it easier for students to make sure they can raise their voice in the election. >> the deadline to register for the november election is october 22nd, to find out how to register you can go to the website
challenger mitt romney will be raising campaign cash today on the east coast. now, mitt romney will make stops in philadelphia and boston. fundraisers are expected to generate about $8 million. president obama, he'll be keeping his campaign close to washington. he has three fundraising events scheduled. now over the weekend both candidates will be getting ready for next wednesday's presidential debate in denver. >>> also in the race for president, roseanne barr who raged against politics as usual in oakland. >> government is not supposed to be run like a business. >> barr is the peace and freedom party's presidential nominee. he attended a forum on medical marijuana last night. >> do you spoke marijuana? >> i certainly do. i have a prescription and absolutely i do smoke marijuana and i have for several years, most of my life, as a matter of fact, at this point. >> roseanne's running mate is antiwar activist cindy sheehan. they hope to get people registered to the peace and freedom party. >>> a cocaine ring has been broken up. they move drugs between california and colorado every month. i
he works at. >>> in next news this morning, president obama and mitt romney will be raising campaign cash on the east coast. mitt romney makes stops in philadelphia and boston. that's where fundraisers are expected to generate about $8 million. president obama will keep his campaign close to washington. he has three fundraising events scheduled today. over the weekend, both candidates will be getting ready for next wednesday's presidential debate in denver. >>> comedian roseanne barr is also running for president. she visited oakland to voice support for legalizing marijuana. >> government is not supposed to be run like a business. >> barr attended a forum on medical marijuana last night. she's the peace and freedom party's nominee. it's a role she takes seriously. >> i'm not doing it for publicity because my political views have ended my career. so it's not for publicity, that's for sure. >> she said she's upset and believes president obama broke a commitment to respect state laws allowing dispensaries. >>> 6:49. another walnut creek bar and club is in controversy and hot water agai
. in washington, jaqqueline fell. >>> president obama and republican nominee mitt romney are in their final hours of preparation for the first of three high stakes debates tomorrow. the president is getting ready in nevada while romney is prepping in colorado. the debate will be held at the university of denver and will focus on domestic policy. the audience will be told as usual not to respond to anything the candidates say but even without applause, observers say the pun at -- viewers will know the response. >>> you can watch the presidential debate here on channel 2 tomorrow night. our coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. it'll be followed thereafter by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news. >>> lawmakers returned to washington on the ryan republican budget and other proposals to end the medicare guarantee. congress is in recess to allow house and senate members time to campaign. but minority leaders nancy pelosi said campaigning should not be a priority. >> we're here to say to the speaker and to the republican majority, let's get back to work. call us back to work. we have important work to
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